Hi! I'm hoping to start studying BA Japanese in 2024. I've got offers from Cardiff and Manchester so far (waiting on SOAS), but I've heard SOAS is more full on than those two so I was hoping I could get some questions answered. Firstly, what is the workload like, how many words per week to learn, how many contact hours, what is the work-life balance like? Secondly, is it true that the environment is very competitive with grades posted up for everyone to see? Thirdly, I've heard there are small classes - what sort of size are they and are the teachers helpful if you struggle with a particular area? Thanks in advance!